12 November, 2015

Outfitpost: Body chain & Leather

Soraya X Soeraija

So the other day I met up with one of my closest friends. We share the same love for the color black and decided to do this post together. My outfit presents one of the newest designs I made for SOYL and Soeraija is wearing my favourite Bodychain from the collection.


29 October, 2015

Outfitpost: All black everything

SOYL design necklace Nuit

Mipack backpack from Marington

 Hi Loves

So I've styled the backpack that I received from Marington.
I went for an all black ensemble. I'm in a Tomboy mood so I've chosen these Zara pants from the Men's department and my platforms to restore the balance.
I've always been hesitant to wear backpacks because they easily become to big when you fill them up with your goodies. And it looks like the bakpack carries you instead of the other way around. Which is like not even funny.
But this one comes in medium size, perfect for my height. And it also fulfills my need for different textures in one outfit. The fake fur front pocket with the metallic texture may look a bit much at first but because it's all black the balance is restored and stays subtle in your outfit. Im an huge fan of all black so this is just perfect for me and my winter wardrobe.
What do you think?

Have a lovely day beauties!

Beauty Aspects: Ombre grey hair color

For a while now I wanted to turn my hair in this ombre grey color. Ever since I did this post of my friend, check it out here, its been on my mind. But I wasn't ready yet until last week when I decided that today was the day.
I didnt want a full head of grey silver but more of an ombre effect and I love the way it turned out.
It was pretty easy to accomplish also, I think I'm going to do a DIY post to show you.
What do you think?


10 October, 2015

My Style: New in backpack

Mipac schooltassen

SOYL jewelry

Hey Loves,

It has been a while but Ive been busy with new designs and retailers.
SOYL jewelry will be in stores. So stay tuned for more details.
But first, I received this cool bag from an online webshop with so many different bags for all kind of occasions. I've was searching for a backpack like this to match my all black wardrobe. Love the different materials, the fur with the metallic black look.
Can't wait to style it for an outfitpost.

Keep you updated.

Love Soraya

25 July, 2015

Preview: SOYL Body Chains

So today I had a super fun shoot with my girl Nur. I finished the SOYL body chain designs and can't wait to see what you think about it! Will keep you posted...

Love Soraya

23 July, 2015

What Im working on: Body Chains


It's pretty nice weather here in NL and I finally took the time to begin with the body chain design. This is my first one and I kept it simple. I'm going to call her Pleiades like the star cluster. I want to make a few more designs and then tomorrow the shoot with my girl Nur. So hopefully by the weekend I got them online.
Keep you posted!

Love Soraya

12 July, 2015

Oh hey You

The other day I met up with my girl Soeraija to contemplate on the future of SOYL. It all started with this blog and a dream of one day having my own brand of creations. For a while I have been feeling like I'm at a crossroad, like it's a do or die moment. I felt an immense pressure to succeed and instead of pushing me forward it left me feeling tired and stressed out. There was no joy in what I was doing so I decided to take a breather. I went of the grid for a year only to return fresh and motivated. I'm back (never really left cuz you know I've been incognito online) and with a new mind-set. It's not about grinding your ass off or hustling till you can't even recognise yourself in the mirror. And then brag about how you have no social life because you're so busy getting your hustle on. Nope its about following your life rhythm and keeping the balance between work and fun. Because without you there is no dream and then what will become of the dreamer?

I feel like the time is now to take SOYL to the next step. And thankfully I met a lot of great people in the last year who have motivated and encouraged me to keep on going. I feel like I'm getting one step closer to my dream at my own pace.

Love Soraya 

Yeah I'm in my own lane, run my own pace 
Chasing nobody marathon but my own race
I do it for the bay area Yeah that's home base 
They try to run next to us but there ain't no space

Pics taken in this cute little town called Haarlem

New designs, also the one that I'm wearing, now in the shop.

04 January, 2015

Lazy Sunday

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